Awards and Achievements
24 AgeWISE Nurses Graduated in June; Cohort No. 16 Began in AugustPublished: Sept. 18, 2019
Twenty-four nurses graduated on June 4 from the AgeWISE geropalliative care nurse residency program. This was the first time nurses from Methodist Fremont Health participated. In addition, nurses representing various units at Methodist Hospital and Jennie Edmundson Hospital became AgeWISE nurses.
16th cohort begins
A new cohort of 23 nurses from all three campuses started on Aug. 29. Believe it or not, this new cohort is No. 16.
Members of the cohort are:
AgeWISE is a four-month specialty nurse residency program that promotes the crucial role nurses play in enhancing the hospital experience for older patients and their families. Methodist has over 220 AgeWISE nurses infusing geropalliative care nursing principles throughout its hospitals. Methodist continues to be a national leader in AgeWISE and has graduated more AgeWISE nurses than any of the original six pilot hospitals selected in 2010. The program is a collaboration between the hospital and the department of nursing at Nebraska Methodist College. AgeWISE nurses report gaining enhanced knowledge in geropalliative care to provide more specific and sensitive care to their patients, as well as a sense of empowerment and increased confidence when having crucial conversations related to geropalliative care with patients, families and physicians. As an outcome of the residency, these nurses will sit for a professional nursing certification in their nursing specialty.
To learn more about AgeWISE, contact Deborah Conley at firstname.lastname@example.org.